MIKE BOWERS Inducted 1986

MIKE BOWERS Inducted 1986

Mike Bowers was one of the sport's earliest champions, notching victories at both the 1973 and 1974 Tournament Soccer National Championships in singles. Considered one of the greatest goalies ever, he teamed with Tim Burns to win the world doubles title in 1980 on the Tournament Soccer tour and won world honors with Todd Loffredo on Dynamo tables in 1983. In a remarkable performance at the 1997 Masters, Mike became the first player to win a major tour title while a member of the Hall of Fame, winning open doubles with Scott Wydman at the age of 45. Bowers won "Player of the Year" honors in 1977, and was voted "Player of the Decade" for the 1970s. (Photo courtesy Larry Davis Foos History Collection)